Clear Channel To Launch 97.5 ESPN Deportes/Chicago On Wednesday
January 31, 2012 at 10:53 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL and ESPN DEPORTES RADIO are launching a Spanish Sports radio station in CHICAGO using FM translator W248BB/HILLSIDE, IL, with transmitter in downtown CHICAGO. 97.5 ESPN DEPORTES will launch on WEDNESDAY (2/1), with Spanish Hits WNUA (MEGA 95.5) PD RICARDO OTERO also overseeing the new station.
"This expansion is a milestone for the ESPN DEPORTES brand and yet another step forward in our effort to make ESPN DEPORTES RADIO available to Hispanic sports fans nationwide," said ESPN DEPORTES RADIO GM OSCAR RAMOS. "We are thrilled with our agreement with CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT to bring our comprehensive programming to CHICAGO fans while also providing a great platform for advertisers."
"We are excited to expand our CHICAGO Hispanic platform with the addition of 97.5 ESPN DEPORTES," said CLEAR CHANNEL/CHICAGO Pres./Market Manager EARL JONES. "Our partnership with ESPN DEPORTES means we will now be able to offer greater programming diversity to the market's rapidly increasing Hispanic population."